These photographs are studies for the series, Members, a collection of 1:1 scale straight photographs depicting isolated body parts emerging out of a sea of black.  Modeled after the anatomical studies of corpses and severed limbs by Théodore Géricault, the body parts in Members, while living, appear equally abandoned. Appendages lie limp, heaped and arranged with no sense of identity attached to them.


The title of the series functions as a double entendre; a “member” is another name for a limb as well as an individual belonging to a group. However, these compositions feature anonymous groupings absent of individuality.  They lack the same connotations of solidarity and community associated with membership. Their close contact suggests intimacy, but all other elements point towards a sense of loss.